I struggled with this a bit myself for a while. I made videos for my various social media channels. Shared them. But it wasn’t until I recently that I set up a channel. And now I think the answer is – Yes, as an academic you should have a YouTube Channel.
We are told we need to be resilient and that we need to develop our resilience, but how? Here I cover 6 strategies: 1. Catch your thoughts. 2. Analyse your thoughts. 3. Be mindful. 4. Be grateful. 5. Have a diverse life. 6. Know your values and live in alignment with them.
Building a website is easy – but there’s lots that might confuse so… In six steps: 1. Choose a domain name (your name is easiest). 2. Register with an all-in-one provider (they’ll register the name, host the website and provide a content management system). 3. Decide on what you will cover/focus on. Just research? Or […]
There are lots of social media options available these days. The popular ones being Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Academics have tended to use Twitter, but I think LinkedIn is better in many situations.
Increasingly researchers are expected to develop and manage their own personal brand. This can (and does) cover many aspects of online and offline life. Initially, it began with social media. But websites have decreased in price and increased in accessibility so it’s now reasonable – and easy – to have you own! But how do […]
Sometimes your current role is not exactly what you want to do in life or at the moment. And, in those cases it may seem like there are not many options. But, in reality there are lots. Most don’t require retraining. And most can be trialed via/within your current role.
Three tips for writing grants faster: – Pre-write sections – Plan writing the specific grant – Re-apply if/when you are unsuccessful
Social media is a key part of your research communication arsenal. Instagram one of the fastest growing social networks in terms of percentage of people who use it in Australia. It has more than 1 billion active users. But what does it mean to a researcher? How can you get access to a small slice […]